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What do paintings tell us about sex? How is art gendered? In this course we will study some of the world’s most beloved pictures guided by expert curators and art historians who step outside of the square, bringing a gendered reading to the masterpieces contained in the magnificent collections that we have been lucky enough to bring to the Coursera platform. In this course you will learn how: * Gender and sexuality is an integral part of the production and reception of works of art * To increase your understanding of paintings through theories of gender and sexuality * To understand key terms from gender-related theories of art history and museology * To recognise the operation of what is termed ‘the gaze’ and how it works in relation to paintings * Ideas about gender and sexuality can productively be employed in theorising art curatorial practices * To take the initiative in relating theoretical ideas about gender and sexuality to the reading and display of art and visual cultures. View the MOOC promotional video here: http://tinyurl.com/hm7qbl3...
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完成時間為 2 小時

Tiepolo’s Cleopatra

We begin this MOOC by introducing you to some of the theories about gender and sexuality that we will be calling upon throughout this course. We will look at the tradition of the representation of women in art and the operation of the 'male gaze', which renders most female subjects passive in pictures. We will focus, in this unit, on an unusual exception to this tradition, Tiepolo's Banquet of Cleopatra at the National Gallery of Victoria, in which we see Cleopatra depicted as a powerful regent. How does Tiepolo break the rules in this painting, emphasising Cleopatra’s agency? How did Tiepolo’s facility with paint work to produce this gendered narrative? And who exactly was Cleopatra?...
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4 個視頻(共 32 分鐘), 5 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video4 個視頻
1:1 Tiepolo’s Cleopatra: Agency in Paint6分鐘
1:2 Cleopatra: Female Pharaoh and Ruler of a Cosmopolitan World16分鐘
1:3 Ways of Seeing: The Power of the Gaze6分鐘
Reading5 個閱讀材料
Course Overview10分鐘
Start of Course Survey10分鐘
Your Teaching Team10分鐘
Week 1 Outline10分鐘
Readings10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
1. Painting, Agency and the Gaze - This quiz contributes 11% towards your final grade24分鐘

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The Culture of Sensibility and the ‘Man of Feeling’

This week we examine in detail Thomas Gainsborough’s much loved Portrait of an officer of the Fourth Regiment of Foot, the portrait of Richard St George Mansergh-St George in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria. Here we consider how Gainsborough produced his portrait of the young soldier through the ideals associated with the culture of sensibility, so much a part of late eighteenth century ruling class culture. How is the concept of the ‘man of feeling’ utilised in Gainsborough’s enigmatic portrait? What is the relevance of Gainsborough’s focus upon the soldier’s hound? What does the picture tell us about masculinity and the way the culture of sensibility was gendered in eighteenth century Britain?...
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3 個視頻(共 26 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video3 個視頻
2:2 Painting Sensibility: Gainsborough's Officer of the Fourth Regiment of Foot9分鐘
2:3 Gainsborough's Man of Feeling: animals, soldiers and chivalry10分鐘
Reading1 個閱讀材料
Week 2 Outline10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
2. The Culture of Sensibility and the ‘Man of Feeling’ - This quiz contributes 11% towards your final grade28分鐘

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完成時間為 2 小時

Gainsborough at the Huntington

We consider five pictures by Thomas Gainsborough in week three of this course that are held in the collection of the Huntington Gallery in California, through an explication of how the artist represented his subjects in the context of the culture of sensibility. Beginning with Gainsborough’s painting of Karl Friedrich Abel, we consider how the artist produced his portrait of masculinity through references to music, science and the senses. We then move to Gainsborough’s pendant portraits of Lord and Lady Ligonier, and The Blue Boy, focussing upon boundaries of gender and sexuality, including debates around effeminacy and passion between the sexes. We conclude with the Huntington’s Cottage Door, considering how this staged scene calls the viewer to look with charity upon impoverished rural women and their children. ...
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4 個視頻(共 39 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video4 個視頻
3:2 The Ligoniers: The Tensions of Gender in Paint12分鐘
3:3 The Blue Boy: Effeminacy and the Culture of Sensibility8分鐘
3:4 Gainsborough’s Cottage Door: Charity and Sensibility11分鐘
Reading1 個閱讀材料
Week 3 Outline10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
3. Gainsborough at the Huntington - This quiz contributes 11% towards your final grade26分鐘

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完成時間為 2 小時

Sexual Codes in Eighteenth Century French Courtly Painting

This week Jennifer Milam, Professor of Art History at the University of Sydney, reveals the sexual codes and symbols of art in eighteenth century French painting. Professor Milam uncovers the erotic references imbedded in the courtly art of François Boucher and Jean-Honoré Fragonard. Two pastoral paintings by François Boucher form the centrepiece of this discussion of the playful and provocative representation of gender in the Ancien Régime. In addition, Professor Milam provides an in depth account of how these codes operated in some famous prints and drawings of the period. ...
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3 個視頻(共 37 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video3 個視頻
4:2 Madame de Pompadour: Controlling the Gaze6分鐘
4:3 Fragonard: Sex and the Circulation of Popular Culture7分鐘
Reading1 個閱讀材料
Week 4 Outline10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
4. Sexual Codes in Eighteenth Century French Courtly Painting - This quiz contributes 11% towards your final grade28分鐘
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創建者 NMAug 24th 2017

Very interesting course. Gives you insights on how gender played an important role in the arts. Also how to differentiate and read work on sexuality and gender.

創建者 NWJun 19th 2017

Great course! It has changed the way I view art. The lecturers make complex material accessible and interesting.

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Jeanette Hoorn

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Culture and Communication

關於 The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is an internationally recognised research intensive University with a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. Established in 1853, it is Australia's second oldest University....

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